The news that the State took it upon itself to place ‘Baby W’ in the guardianship of his paediatric heart surgeon and cardiologist in order that MRNA infused blood could be used during surgery, whilst shocking, should not come as a surprise. After all, this is Ardern’s New Zealand we are talking about here. As ever, the mainstream press presented this as a ‘win’ against the “anti-vaxxers”, but of course failed to point out that there were plenty of un-jabbed people who came forward to offer their blood to enable the surgery to go ahead.
As with most things COVID, this was not a health decision, but a political one.
I feel for the parents of this baby, who against so much vitriol and opposition, were seeking to do what they believed was right for their child.
Informed consent? That flew out the window in December 2020.